Saturday, March 10, 2007

Mining the Riches of the Ukraine

Following are excerpts from Holopupenko in 'Reasoning Repaired', a Ukrainian blogger:

"In his book On Bullsh*t, Harry Frankfurt contrasts bullsh*tting and lying. Where the liar makes deliberately false claims, the bullsh*tter is simply uninterested in the truth. Rather, bullsh*tters aim primarily to impress their audiences. Whereas the liar needs to know the truth the better to conceal it, the bullsh*tter, interested solely in pretense, has no use for the truth. Bullsh*tters are people “who are attempting by what they say to manipulate the opinions and the attitudes of those to whom they speak.” By virtue of this, Frankfurt claims, “bullsh*t is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.”" [...]

"Today, we have on one side of the reality-shifting spectrum the particularly repulsive anti-truth views of postmodern deconstructionists, while on the other side we have the artifically-narrow “truth only as naturalism,” scientism-promulgating atheists. The positions of both these camps is incoherent and self-defeating, but that doesn’t stop their attempts to pull the unsuspecting and the careless down into the dark depths of Plato’s Cave."

"Postmodernism and Atheism are bullsh*t."

Harry, why don't you tell us what you really think?

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